Presence Psychotherapy Training: Integrate Spirituality With Trauma Work (28 CE Credits)
With Michelle Lepak
August 4 - 9, 2024
Note: Continuing Education Credits available. See below for details.
Presence Psychotherapy is a trauma therapy that integrates spirituality, internal inquiry, and relational attunement to facilitate healing. Developed by Michelle Lepak, this intensive 5-day training, rooted in evidence-based practice, helps clients orient to Four Dimensions of Presence to sense compassion in and around them, experience oneness, and sense the essence of who they are beyond their trauma. Presence Psychotherapy is a comprehensive trauma treatment model designed to help process the many layers and nuances of trauma. Presence Psychotherapy is published in the APA Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Trauma Care.
“Presence Psychotherapy has a transcendent quality, without becoming dissociative, that I haven’t experienced before working with other therapeutic modalities. I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in progress with clients when I’ve employed this modality.” – Lauren Pincus, LCSW, Past participant
- Identify and utilize the qualities and therapeutic aspects of the Four Dimensions of Grounded Presence and Spacious Presence, Relational Presence, and Transcendent Presence.
- Recognize and utilize clients’ personal connection to spirituality to heal trauma.
- Facilitate Transcendent Presence awareness to process trauma without creating spiritual bypass.
For more information including additional skills learned, CE specifics, and expected daily schedule, please see https://presencepsychotherapy.org/training.
This training is targeted toward mental health professionals and pastoral clergy and includes didactic presentations, live demonstrations, and experiential practice of the model.
“Michelle is one of those rare practitioner/teachers who possesses an abundance of knowledge combined with the gift of a keen intuitive sense that she integrates organically into being a highly skilled trainer/teacher. She is open, warm, present, caring, and very well organized… She creates a very caring, safe environment within which much joyful learning can take place.” – Bob Evans, Ph.D, Past participant
Continuing Education Information
Presence Psychotherapy Training, Course #5343, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Michelle Lepak, LCSW as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/06/2023 – 10/06/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 28 clinical continuing education credits.
These credits are available to practitioners in most Canadian provinces and 47 US states. Click here to view a map of all approved locales.
Marriage and Family Therapists
The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy provides CE approval for this program as it exceeds criteria for approval.
This course is co-sponsored by AEI which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.
This course meets CE requirements for Registered Therapeutic Counselors. More info coming soon for other Canadian counselors.
A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Michelle Lepak, LCSW, a psychotherapist and meditator for 30 years, developed the Presence Psychotherapy trauma treatment model and ORBITS for Everyone process. She published the Presence Psychotherapy treatment model in the APA Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy and the International Journal of Trauma Care. Michelle served as clinical associate faculty at…
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